The overwhelming and stressful nature of life leaves many of us searching for the ultimate moment of peace. While a spa day might be just what you need, it’s not the most accessible for an everyday occasion.
Aromatherapy is an amazing way to bring those spa feelings straight to your home. While most of us know of aromatherapy, we might not know what aromatherapy actually means.
We’ve gathered everything you need to know about aromatherapy (plus, some unexpected ways you can bring it into your space). Scent is powerful — your home smelling good can completely transform your mood.
So, Tell Me About Aromatherapy
The power of aromatherapy is what inspired us to create such amazing scents for our Safely Cleaning products. Let us explain the magic.
Aromatherapy stems from holistic medicine, utilizing plants to improve your health and wellbeing. For example, many massage therapists will use essential oils in their practices, affecting their client’s emotional and physical health in a positive way.
Essential oils commonly used in aromatherapy are typically extracted from plants, then distilled and applied directly to your skin through lotions or bath salts. The scents of aromatherapy don’t just smell good, they have the potential to improve your mood.
So, how does this actually work?
We are about to get a little sciencey, so you may want to take notes. Aromatherapy stimulates receptors in your nose that are responsible for the smell. From here, these receptors send messages by olfactory cells to the part of the brain where our emotions, sexual behavior, and memories are processed (AKA the limbic system).
Odor also affects our mood by triggering a feeling associated with a certain scent. Odor is easily linked to past events, reminding us of our feelings from that past event. For example, you may have smelled basil for the first time visiting your grandma’s garden, linking the smell of basil to a familiar and happy feeling. Now, basil may be one of your favorite smells, as it elicits a positive mood and emotion.
Aromatherapy scents have the ability to cause powerful mood changes. The same logic that makes you light a scented candle to “set the mood” applies to aromatherapy.
What are the benefits of aromatherapy?
Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy — the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants — is limited.
However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
- Improved sleep
Best Smelling Cleaning Products
All Ira Excellent Maid formulas were created with smell in mind. Our plant-powered cleaning products not only wipe away all the nasties, but they replace bad smells (that take-out you left out on the countertop) with the smell of fresh flowers.
Inspired by nature, our carefully formulated fragrance notes were designed to make cleaning feel more like a spa day. Check out our two custom scents that were created by the top candle and perfume makers in the world.
Eucalyptus: - Eucalyptus aroma Is Good for Respiratory Tract.
Bergamot: - The aroma of Bergamot soothes the nerves and reduces tension, anxiety and even has a positive influence on the effects of depression
Tea Tree:- The abundance of anti-inflammatory properties and soothing effects of tea tree oil make it an extremely valuable component for respiratory health. Being a potent expectorant, it helps clear mucous and phlegm deposits in the nasal passage, provides relief from a sore throat, chest congestion and also soothes a dry, irritated throat.